It’s been almost two months now, I was away from my blog.
As most of you know that I’ve moved to India in June. The transition was pretty hectic but I would say it was a great experience.
Coming back to India was a surprise to our family and friends. Oh My Gosh! Don’t ask about the reactions, people were overjoyed to see us here, for a moment they couldn’t believe that we are here with them.
Some of them started crying with happiness, everyone was so happy to see us.
In a couple of days of our arrival, I came to know that my school friend is getting married on 30 Jun. Three of us got married in last few years and she was the last member of our group who was getting married now. She was continuously messaging me requesting ‘Please try to attend my wedding, please come’. I said I’ll join you guys on Skype 😀 She was like you are not my best friend and all sentimental dialogues 😀 In any case I don’t wanted to give her an indications that I’m here in India.
On her Mehendi Ceremony I visited her place and she was like Oh My God! I can’t believe you are actually here, we both stated crying LoL 😂 She said it’s a biggest unexpected surprise, made her super happy!
This was one of the many reactions, I have a collections of golden memories with me.
Most of you were eager to know about it so thought to share with you guys.
Anyways apart from that I joined a reputed MNC as UX Consultant, now my day is all occupied with routine activities. Found it difficult to take out some free time for my artwork. Yesterday I opened my art material bag and painted this quick illustration.
It took us almost three- four weeks to settle down. I would say we are still settling down.
Hope you guys are doing well. Thank for stopping by. Peace ✌🏼
Okay! Finally the time has come and we have decided to move to our home country India 🇮🇳 for good. Last few weeks were so busy, so much going on at a time. Packing, gift shopping and all.. what not! Now we are all set to go back.
I’m full of mixed emotions. I know I’m going to miss so many things badly but this how life is, you have to keep moving and keep improving. But glad and excited at the same time as I’ll be meeting my family and friends almost after 3 years. Routine will change soon, new job new responsibilities. We bought a new apartment there, so I have to decorate that as well.
Okay let me tell you one more things, as I mentioned above I haven’t met my family in long time. So everyone out there is asking us when are you coming? when are you coming? 😀 We – me and my husband haven’t informed our families about our move. We are planning to give them a surprise. I’m sure they will be thrill to see us. Super excited to see everyone’s reaction 🤣
About Painting: I started this Pink Water Lily In The Pond painting long time back, I could finish it last week. You might have seen some work in progress photos on my IG. Here is a completed version. I’ve used White Nights Colors for this one.
Below are some progress photographs.
Thank you for visiting 🙂 🙂 I’ll be back soon, until then bye bye 🙋🏻
Oh yes poppies again 😀 I had fun painting these loose poppies. You can see a small video clip on my Instagram @artbysnehal. I’ve used Sakura koi colors for this one. It was very quick, just took 10-12 minutes. 😀
Here are some quick cactus illsutrations I painted in the eveing. You can see a small video clip on my Instagram. It was fun painting these quick doodles.
Thank you for visiting. Have a happy long weekend 😀
Here is a flower bunch I panted on leather textured paper. This piece of paper is with me since my college days. Finally I used it after many years. Earlier I used to do my art assignments on this paper with Poster colors. They are opaque colors so this paper could easily handle multiple layers.
It was fun painting on different paper. Happy Weekend 😀
Today I have something different from watercolors, but it’s little interesting so thought of sharing with you.
I have wanted to do self-portrait illustration since long time. I took a Skillshare class of my favorite illustrator Ryan Putnam – Thanks Ryan for the class.
I always used pen tool for illustrations but in this case it was way faster and easier to use the line tool. My face is little oval and my dimples show when I smile. I emphasized these features in my avatar! It was fun trying variations almost in every single part right from eyes to hairstyle. I have used Sketch App for this illustration.
Below are the couple of iterations I went through.
These are the two semi finals I arrived at after hundreds of iterations 😆 lol
Finally I ended up with this one 😀
If you want to see more of my design work you can visit my portfolio here.
Actually I wanted to ask you guys, If you don’t mind can you please tell me How and Where do you sell your art online? I know few websites like ETSY but they support only limited countries like US, UK, Canada and few more. I’ve a plan of selling my watercolor prints, so just wanted to know more about it.
If you want you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or you can just visit my contact page here.
Thank you so much for reading the long post. 🙂
I know it’s been a while I haven’t posted anything on my blog. I was painting all these days and posting regularly on my Insatgram. You can visit and check my latest watercolor doodles there.
Do you remember these paintings from my #100days project? I created below patterns out of those illustrations.
Thank you for stopping by!